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Foster & Kinship Care Education Program

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(707) 476-4455



9:00am- 4:00pm

Summer  Hours: June & July Monday-Thursday
9:00am.- 4:00pm
(Closed Fridays)




Foster & Kinship Care Advisory Committee

This committee consists of FKCE staff, trainers, Child Welfare staff, resource families, and former foster youth. We invite you to join us in discussing program improvements, training, conferences and special events. We typically meet four times a year from September to May, Our meetings take place in the Board Room at College of the Redwoods, Eureka Campus from 3:00pm -4:00pm. Please call for exact dates.                                                                                    

Humboldt County Quality Parenting Initiative (QPI)

QPI is an approach, a philosophy and a network of sites that share information and ideas about how to improve parenting as well as recruit and retain excellent families. It is an effort to rebrand foster care, not simply by changing a logo or an advertisement, but by changing the expectations of and support for caregivers.  They work as a team with agency staff to support children and youth. The child welfare system commits to fully supporting excellent parenting by putting the needs of the child first.

This meeting is facilitated by Trevlene Blood, Program Manager of Child Welfare Services and meets on the third Wednesday of every month at the Eureka Nazarene Church, 2039 E. St., Eureka, CA 95501.

Humboldt County Foster Families...

  • Are valued members of a team dedicated to nurturing, honoring and supporting children and their families
  • Practice a high standard of skilled parenting by being willing  to seek out resources and training to help children cope with trauma, loss and separation through developmental life stages
  • Mentor, support and advocate for children, families and each other
  • Are open to maintaining a lifelong connection to children, youth and families

Humboldt Parent Support Group
Weekly parenting support group for Grandparents, guardians and foster parents at the Shiloh Family Church, 1736 Newburg Road, Fortuna. In the summer months they meet once a month. For more information: contact Bill Evans at


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